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[v. ree-sahyd; n. ree-sahyd] /v. riˈsaɪd; n. ˈriˌsaɪd/
verb (used with object), re-sided, re-siding.
to replace the siding on (a building).
verb (used without object), re-sided, re-siding.
to apply new siding, as to a house.
a piece or section of siding:
to put backing material on the re-sides.


[ri-zahyd] /rɪˈzaɪd/
verb (used without object), resided, residing.
to dwell permanently or for a considerable time:
She resides at 15 Maple Street.
(of things, qualities, etc.) to abide, lie, or be present habitually; exist or be inherent (usually followed by in).
to rest or be vested, as powers, rights, etc. (usually followed by in).
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English residen < Middle French resider < Latin residēre, equivalent to re- re- + -sidēre, combining form of sedēre to sit1
Related forms
resider, noun
1. live, abide, sojourn, stay, lodge, remain. Unabridged
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Examples for reside
  • The only way to get rich was to live in town, and to reside in the country was to be bound to interminable poverty.
  • Refrigerated cases line one wall, shelves of domestic beers are opposite and imports reside in the back.
  • Online instructors can reside anywhere in the country.
  • The existence of dark energy shows that space does not reside in the lowest of these phases.
  • Older stars reside in the bulge at the center of the galactic disk.
  • Currently, six astronauts reside on the space station.
  • Ah, you poor schmucks forced to reside in snowy climes.
  • Risk capital will reside outside the banking system, in hedge funds and private-equity firms, much more than before.
  • Toadfish tend to reside in still, shallow water and bury themselves in the sandy bottom.
  • The secret appears to reside in how the brain organizes its slow-acting electrical components.
British Dictionary definitions for reside


verb (intransitive) (formal)
to live permanently or for a considerable time (in a place); have one's home (in) he now resides in London
(of things, qualities, etc) to be inherently present (in); be vested (in) political power resides in military strength
Derived Forms
resider, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin residēre to sit back, from re- + sedēre to sit
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Word Origin and History for reside
c.1460, "to settle," from O.Fr. resider, from L. residere "to remain behind, rest," from re- "back, again" + sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). Meaning "to dwell permanently" first attested 1578. Resident first recorded 1382, as an adj.; the noun meaning "one who resides" is from 1487. Meaning "medical graduate in practice in a hospital as training" first attested 1892, Amer.Eng.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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